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Koto/shamisen Concertos

Koto and shamisen music has been cultivated as chamber music in their long history, however, Yoko Reikano Kimura has been performed the concertos written for koto and shamisen exploring the further potential of these instruments.

 

News:
Saturday, July 21th, 2018
Sunday, July 22th, 2018

Koto Concerto: Genji (composed by Daron Hagen)
Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Orchestra (Mei-Ann Chen, conductor)

 

Koto Concert: Genji (composed by Daron Hagen) *String Quartet version
Premiere:
2013 Euclid Quartet(13-string koto version)
Other performance:
2013 Ciompi Quartet
2014 Freimann String Quartet

 

Koto Concerto: Genji (compsed by Daron Hagen) *Chamber Orchestra
Performance:
2014 Prairie Ensemble Orchestra (Kevin Kelly, conductor)

 

Concertante for shakuhachi, koto, violin, cello and chamber orchestra
(composed by James Nyoraku Schlefer) *chamber orchestra
Premier (US):
2015 Texas Festival Orchestra (the Round Top Music Festival) Perry So, conductor

 

Shamisen Concerto No.1: Polaris (composed by Marty Regan)
Commissioned by Yoko Reikano Kimura
Premier:
Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at Yoko Reikano Kimura Shamisen Recital
(National Opera America Center, Recital Hall) with Taka Kigawa

 

Shamisen Concerto (composed by Katsutoshi Nagasawa) *Piano Reduction
Performance:
Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at Yoko Reikano Kimura Shamisen Recital
(National Opera America Center, Recital Hall) with Taka Kigawa

 

Shamisen Concerto (composed by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima) *Japanese Music Instruments Ensemble
Performance:
2004 at National Olympic Memorial Youth Center, Japan